Enjoying the last restorative week of winter

Carrie JordanLife Design, Shamanism, Womens Wisdom

photo of a rose bud

Winter is the time to hibernate and reflect on the year behind us. What have we accomplished? What do we still need to face or deal with? What do we really want? Although the days are already longer and we have the scent of spring in the air, this week is the final week of winter before we move into Spring. … Read More

Romanticizing sexual violence is 50 Shades of Bullshit

Carrie JordanShamanism, Womens Wisdom

Poster from the movie

How we relate sexually is deeply connected to our groundedness, and our sense of self-worth. When our sexual lives are not in alignment, it deeply affects the ways that we view ourselves in other aspects of our lives. I have never read or watched 50 Shades of Gray because I find the idea of it repulsive, however I’ve heard a lot … Read More

We have come to be danced

Carrie JordanShamanism, Womens Wisdom

earth dance by Alex Grey

Dancing balances the four elements within the being, and it also activates the subtle energies within. It helps us get in touch with our true essence—our soul came here to be danced, and to express its true self. When we dance, the soul is able to do that! I love how this poem perfectly describes what this means. by Jewel … Read More

Shamanic journey to commune with your spirit guides

Carrie JordanLife Design, Shamanism, Womens Wisdom

How to do shamanic journey

One can enter the shamanic journey state under the influence of a drum beat. The drum beat is the same sound that we all came into the world listening to: the drumming of our mother’s heart. This drum beat helps us enter the theta brain wave state, which is the same state we are in when we are dreaming. Journeying into what … Read More

The first step to cultivating a spiritual connection

Carrie JordanShamanism

A few people have asked how to begin bringing the element of spirit into their lives, so I made this video as a response. I explain why prayer is a great way to connect with divinity, and how to begin making prayers. Prayer power! Update: It’s been brought to my attention that youtube is having some issues. Here it is … Read More

Letting go of addictions that squash our emotions

Carrie JordanWomens Wisdom

Our society is addicted to sugar, coffee, TV, the internet, food, shopping, our phones, and lots of other things. We squelch and squash our emotions back into our bodies by self-medicating with our addictions, avoiding our feelings and our lives. Even if you let go of one of these, another one will pop up to replace it. Avoidance and addictions are tricky like … Read More

Honoring the ancestors on the day of the dead

Carrie JordanShamanism

Halloween is coming up at the end of this week, the day of the year when the veil between the worlds is the thinnest! It is a magical day and people celebrate it all over the world. The Celts celebrate it as Samhain, Mexicans and Central American and South American countries celebrate the Day of the Dead, Filipinos celebrate All … Read More

Who you are meant to be

Carrie JordanShamanism

There are so many people on the interwebs writing about “following your passion,” telling people to “quit your day job” and “do what you love” as if finding your following your passion is the answer to feeling lost. To “follow your passion” is an aspirational but elusive idea. It takes time to know ourselves well enough to define it. Then … Read More

How I gave up caffeine and alcohol

Carrie JordanWomens Wisdom

When we meet up with friends, we often say, “Want to meet for coffee?” “Want to get a drink?” These lovely beverages have become a past time and a part of our society.